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Wed
30
Dec

Vernon Parish 4­H’ers help feed students in need

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Vernon Parish 4-H’ers sort food donations to be delivered to local students in need ahead of the Christmas break. Photo provided by Vernon Parish 4-H

Many children look forward to the time they get time off from school for holidays.

For some, however, these breaks can be a difficult time. During holidays, children who rely on their school cafeterias for regular meals may find themselves at home with little to eat.

To help make sure these kids have something to eat during the Christmas break, 4-H members and volunteers in Vernon Parish recently collected food items and delivered them to more than 300 students in need at local schools. The 4- H’ers do the same thing three times a year: before the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays.

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Wed
30
Dec

LSUA graduate defies odds earning diploma

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Fayla Brown after receiving her diploma at the LSUA drive-thru commencement

“We grew up in poverty. At times it was so bad I can remember eating at our local soup kitchen with homeless people sitting beside me,” said Louisiana State University of Alexandria Fall 2020 graduate, Fayla Brown.

Brown, a Marksville native, had a tumultuous childhood. From dealing with her parent’s divorce, being separated from her siblings, growing up in poverty, and getting in trouble with the law, Fayla ultimately dropped out of high school at the age of 16.

“I felt like I had already failed and was too far gone,” she said. “I had so many negative influences and dropping out seemed to become my only option.”

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Wed
16
Dec

Toys For Kids hand out toys for families

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Some of the toys the the Toys For Kids program got for children around Winn Parish to have under their tree this Christmas.

The Toys For Kids Program started letting families pick-up their gifts on Monday, Dec. 14 and last until Wednesday Dec. 16.

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Wed
09
Dec

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

Sunday December 6. We appreciate Sophee and Siblee Evans helping with our music today. We still had several out due to Covidl9 exposure. We are thankful for all those that came for the inside service and those outside in their vehicles listening to the service. Bro. Joe Evans read from Isaiah 9-Birth and Reign of the Prince of Peace. For the worship service Bro Joe spoke from John 1:1-4 on “Jesus is the Light” a message we all needed to hear during these trying times. For the evening service the “Lord’s Supper” was observed closing with the Hymn ‘Bless Be the Tie That Binds.’

Our prayers continue for Janice Hand, Gwen Jones, Jimmy and Karen Brazzell, Marie Jordan,

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Wed
09
Dec

Burks Temple Methodist Church

We pray for everyone.

We pray for Rev. Eric and Pameka Peoples, Rev. John Griffin, Sister Markyn, Mrs Minnie and her mom and dad, Etsy Ashley, Betty Ashley, Michelle Ashley, Michael Ashley and their son, who is graduating from University of Louisiana in Lafayette, Roland Lynch, Howard Clark, Police Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter, Jessie Phillips.

We thank the city inmates who have helped with their labor.

We Pray Billy Limmerman, and Troy Hanson, Billy Moore, Virginia Smith, Bobbie Mitchell, Ruby Farris, Debra Williams, Tasha Powell, Dorothy Hicksm William and his daughter Amy, Willie Mac, Joyce McElroy, Jennifer Higgs, Kerri Clark, Will King, Gail Glover, Ramona Dobbis, and the new young man who is helping seniors, The Winn Council of the Aged Staff and the seniors, Martha Chatman, the Autumn Leaves Nursing Home, the director, the staff, Alyssa, Airiyat, LaTonvya, Martise, Kaitlyn, Jamie, and Alisa, and the residents.

Wed
09
Dec

Our Lady of Lourdes

For the second Sunday of Advent, the Church gives us the example of St. John the Baptist as how we should prepare for the Lord. Advent focuses on preparing for the coming of the Lord at Christmas, but, also, on the return of the Lord on Judgment Day. St. John the Baptist is a perfect example for both.

Wed
09
Dec

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

The community of St Paul’s continues in Sunday Eucharist with the special caution that an increasing rate of virus spread requires. We shall, both in church and in many homes, light three candles of the Advent wreath and joyously continue our celebration of this season.

Joyfully, but with the restraint that consideration of our neighbors requires. Sometimes, that’s difficult, for celebration is so much a part of Christmas, just as it is essential to every human heart. The Third Sunday of Advent is traditionally Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete, a Latin word meaning Celebrate! or Rejoice!, both in the imperative: You Rejoice! The word has come to contemporary use in the word gaudy, though the meaning has changed. The Dorothy Sayers novel Gaudy Night carries the original meaning.

Wed
18
Nov

Winnfield got festive for the holidays with open house

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Family Jewel Box’s Derrick Holmes and Dee McGee helping a cutomer

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Wed
18
Nov

Saluting our Winn Parish Veterans

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Winn Parish Navy Veterans

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Wed
21
Oct

Youth Bay Hog Dog Winners

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